With the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians duking it out in the World Series, we got to wondering … which city is the undisputed champ of entertainment?
When actress Linda Larkin first read the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s 1992 animated movie “Aladdin,” it was both the similarities and contrasts to the studio’s previous damsels that attracted her to the part. “When I was a little girl, Cinderella was one of my princesses,” Larkin told me during a recent interview. “Cinderella […]
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” offers a rare, Hollywood glimpse into African-American life during the height of the Civil Rights movement. The film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a character based on former White House butler Eugene Allen, who worked under eight presidents at the White House from 1952-1986. Throughout the movie, the quietly stoic […]
One of the great things about Hollywood is that not everything that makes it to the big (or small) screen was originally meant to be there. From “Taxi Driver” to “The Shining” to “Midnight Cowboy,” some of the best moments in cinematic history are made up on the spot – completely unscripted, improvised and unexpected. […]